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"Fantastic environment to play, learn, and grow."

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Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

My internship at Microsoft Research surpassed all of my expectations in the best way possible. I spent 12 weeks surrounded by motivated and curious students and researchers who were not only interested in helping me develop an interesting research project, but also interested in helping me develop as a researcher. Everyone I engaged with, from my mentor to team members to our group manager, spent time getting to know me and made me feel like a valued member of the MSR family.

Cons

At the time, FUSE was a bit far from the rest of the research division, but I believe that has been changed since.

Interns worked on solo projects, leaving little time for us to put our heads together and learn from each other.

Advice to Management

It would be great to have interns work together on a project or area of focus. This would allow them to push each other more and let FUSE create structured activities to support the group as a whole, rather than each individual project.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Biggest collection of Type A, driven, very smart people

    Cons

    Company continually fails to innovate.


  2. "A great place to work if you are competitive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work on products that are very well known and used by millions.

    Cons

    Annual reviews are based on a curve. Even if everyone is an all-star, someone is not getting a bonus, stock, or merit raise.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the curve from annual reviews.


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